Re: NOVA cards

From: <>
Date: 24 Sep 1997 15:59:53 Z

        Yes please, that would be nice! I'm planning to buy a NOVA card myself
in the not so far future. Anyway I guess the VRAM is the fastest one since it
has two ports...

        Best regards

BTW: I'm now using a relay to switch between the 030 and the 040. Works very
nice! The turbo switch on my tower is truly a turbo switch!
Here's a small explanation of what I've done:

   Pin 17 030---o|- / \ -|o-----------Pin 16 030
   Pad 17-------o|-/ \-|o-----------Pad 16
AB Purple wire--o|-| |-|o-----------AB-card Pin 11 on leftmost Mach-chip
                 | |
   +5V----------o|-[===]-|o------------Switch (Open/Short Circuited)

        This is very crude, but for those of you with basic-electronical
knowledge, should be able to under stand this...

The AB-Card connection, is like this:

                        Afterburner card (Top)
<-Cable Exp.Port o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
                    o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
                      |Pin 3
                        \<----- Cut track
                          |Pin 11
                 o o
                 o Left most o
                 o Mach chip o

Don't pay attention to my drawings, they are very inaccurate, but the numbers
should are correct.

Hope this helped...

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Subject: NOVA cards
at CCX400
Date: 1997-09-24 15:30

Hi there,
I wonder if anyone know how big difference there is between
a Nova card with 2MB DRAM and 2MB VRAM?
Is there any noticeable speed difference?
If someone is kind enough, could one with a VRAM card
post a GEM bench test and one with a DRAM card post one test
at the same resolution. Lets say 640x480 in 256 and 65000
I'm just curious. :-)
//Magnus Kollberg
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